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Grant, Contributions Fund Habitat Repair Program

Jan. 7, 2020

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has provided a $1 million grant to support Priority Home Repair through Habitat for Humanity Michigan. The Habitat-GTR Priority Home Repair program helps low-income families by funding critical repairs to their homes. The repairs are focused on assistance needed to address living conditions and resolve accessibility issues. Habitat-GTR manages and provides the repairs for residents in Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties. “The MSHDA funds coming through Habitat Michigan provide base funding for our local Priority Home Repair program,” notes Wendy Irvin, executive director for Habitat-GTR. 

The Priority Home Repair program has received support from Cherryland Electric Cooperative, which has pledged $100,000 per year. It is also working with the Habitat-GTR Home Owner Services manager to reach Cherryland customers who may need assistance from the program. Chemical Bank made a $25,000 donation specifically earmarked for home repairs, and Rotary Charities is providing a $50,000 grant to the Habitat-GTR program. 

To qualify for the program, residents must have an income at or below 60 percent of the area median income, be willing to partner with Habitat-Grand Traverse Region on repairs, and allow someone to assess the health and safety needs of the home. For more information email kenglish@habitatgtr.org

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